From Baghdad, With Love: A Marine, the War, and a Dog Named Lava

by Jay Kopelman, Melinda Roth | Biographies & Memoirs |
ISBN: 1592289800 Global Overview for this book
Registered by chefcrossing of Brooklyn, New York USA on 12/5/2006
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7 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by chefcrossing from Brooklyn, New York USA on Tuesday, December 05, 2006
Lyons Press galley.

Journal Entry 2 by KarenZero from Brooklyn, New York USA on Tuesday, December 19, 2006
I love books about dogs. This one looks good. Thanks, Josh! Received from chefcrossing as a gift.

I will be sending this out as a bookray once I am finished reading it.

Here is the order:

chambejd (US, prefers US ship)
boogal (US, prefers US/Can ship)
texaswren (US, prefers US ship)
Jumieges (US, prefers US ship)
azuki (US)
Lati2de (US, can ship anywhere)
AgnesXNitt (UK, can ship EU)
beekeeper40 (UK, can ship anywhere)
Shelly-Sparkles (Australia, can ship AUS or US)
well-chilled (US, can ship US or CAN)
princess1984 (CAN, can ship US or CAN)
glade1 (US, prefers US ship)
anthromom (US, can ship anywhere)
Shivers82 (Northern Ireland, can ship anywhere)
kobie03 (CAN, can ship anywhere)
nikel27 (Germany, can ship anywhere)
DoveiLibri (US, can ship US)
nynjagrrrl (US)

Please do not keep the book for longer than one month and please journal it when you receive it and when you finish it.

Journal Entry 3 by KarenZero from Brooklyn, New York USA on Wednesday, May 30, 2007
This was an interesting book. It was more than the story of a dog - it was a memoir of a colonel's experiences in the Iraq war and what it is like to return to normalcy. Quite interesting.

This will be going to a new reader soon!


Cuute.

RELEASE NOTES:

Sent along to a new reader!

Journal Entry 5 by chambejd from Millbury, Massachusetts USA on Saturday, June 02, 2007
Thanks, KarenZero! This arrived today just a couple of hours after I finished the book I was reading. Perfect timing! I'll get started on it right away.

This copy is an Advance Uncorrected Proof.

Journal Entry 6 by chambejd from Millbury, Massachusetts USA on Sunday, June 03, 2007
I finished the book last night and really enjoyed it. It makes be both mad and sad to hear about all the horrible things that happen to animals over there. Off to go spoil my dog and cat now...

My boyfriend is going to read this book now and then I'll get it in the mail to boogal.

Journal Entry 7 by chambejd from Millbury, Massachusetts USA on Sunday, June 17, 2007
My boyfriend finished the book yesterday morning. He thought the book was "a very heart-warming story." I'm not sure if he is saying that sarcastically since he is giving me a sly smile as he says it, but I do know that he enjoyed the story.

I put this in the mail to boogal yesterday afternoon (6/16).

Journal Entry 8 by CharmedKim from Secaucus, New Jersey USA on Thursday, June 21, 2007
This arrived yesterday. Thanks and I'll get to it as soon as I can. :)

Journal Entry 9 by CharmedKim from Secaucus, New Jersey USA on Sunday, August 26, 2007
I finally finished reading this one and I'm sorry that it took me so long to get through. It's actually a pretty quick read, with its short chapters and interesting narrative. At first, I was a little hesitant to read it after seeing KarenZero's comment that "it was a memoir of a colonel's experiences in the Iraq war and what it is like to return to normalcy." Stories about war are difficult for me to read. But, I'm glad that this book was more than just about Lava getting to the US; I think the colonel's experiences made it complete and his love for Lava is touching. The fact that so many people worked togehter to help Lava get to California is incredible.

This will be sent tomorrow to texaswren.

Journal Entry 10 by CharmedKim from Secaucus, New Jersey USA on Monday, August 27, 2007
Sent today to texaswren by first-class mail, since I kept it for so long. *blush*

Journal Entry 11 by wingTexasWrenwing from Hillsboro, Texas USA on Tuesday, September 04, 2007
It's arrived safely. I'm currently without a book, so the timing is perfect!!

PS. Not really "without a book", just without a book in progress. Just wanted to clear that up. ;-)

Journal Entry 12 by wingTexasWrenwing from Hillsboro, Texas USA on Saturday, September 15, 2007
While this was probably not the best written book of 2007, it will rank as one that tugged my heartstrings the entire time. I learned things about this war that I didn't know before--and wish I didn't know now.
But, it was a lovely story of heart, and pulling together, and an adorable dog.
A wonderful story!
Thank you so much for sharing it.

I have mailed it on to the next person.

Journal Entry 13 by Jumieges from Gordonsville, Virginia USA on Friday, September 21, 2007
Thanks for sending it! Picked it up today and will get to it as soon as I'm done with the book I'm reading now.

Journal Entry 14 by Jumieges from Gordonsville, Virginia USA on Wednesday, October 03, 2007
Agreed, while this book isn't one of the best written, it certainly was a pretty good read, and a lesson in teamwork. Off now to the next reader.

Journal Entry 15 by wingAzukiwing from Miami, Florida USA on Friday, October 12, 2007
Lava the dog has arrived!! Look forward to a good time snuggled up with him.

Journal Entry 16 by wingAzukiwing from Miami, Florida USA on Thursday, November 08, 2007
I enjoyed the story, although it feels like I can read about it in a few-pages news article without missing much. Lava is one adorable, and very lucky dog, and his story provides a different take on the horror of the war. However, it keeps me wondering: in this vast world, how can we be judges of who and what to save? Who is to say that it is too much effort to bring a dog all the way around the world, when so many animals here need a home? Is a dog less deserved to be saved than an Iraqi orphan?

I haven't heard back fm Lati2de so I will follow up with another pm requesting address.

11/12: Lati2de has read this already so this will be heading out to AgnesXNitt.

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